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  • Father’s Day Contest Continues …

    June 18, 2015

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  • WINK TV’s spot this week on trans fats

    June 18, 2015

    In case you missed it this morning: http://www.winknews.com/2015/06/18/healthy-kids-fdas-final-trans-fat-ruling/

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  • Farewell to Trans Fat!

    June 17, 2015

    This will be my topic for WINK news tomorrow! The FDA has given companies three years to eliminate the trans fat in foods. Those are the chemicals that can lead to ‘hardening’ of the arteries.’ See this interesting article and I will post the television segment tomorrow. http://www.webmd.com/diet/20150522/fda-trans-fats-ban?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • Chocolate and your heart health!

    June 16, 2015

    I’m taking a break from children’s health to talk about we adults and chocolate. I love studies like these … along with chocolate! http://www.webmd.com/heart/news/20150615/more-research-hints-at-chocolates-heart-benefits?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • The importance of drinking water!

    June 14, 2015

    Every day, I talk with families about the importance of drinking enough water everyday. It continues to amaze me how many children are chronically dehydrated. This article stresses the importance of drinking enough water: http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20150611/us-kids-not-drinking-enough-water-each-day?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • What are GMO’s?

    June 13, 2015

    Did you know GMO’s are in 80% of our foods? To learn more about these, check out this article: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/truth-about-gmos?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • Great read about raising a Powerful Daughter

    June 12, 2015

    I have raised a wonderful young woman and wish I had seen this when she was younger! http://www.pbs.org/parents/parenting/raising-girls/body-image-identity/raising-a-powerful-girl/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=pbsparents_parenting

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  • Father’s Day Contest!

    June 12, 2015

    For all the grown-ups out there who have taken on the role of ‘Father,’ I’d like to wish you a Happy Father’s Day! As many of you know, I am in the process of renovating my office and have about 3/4th of the office completed. My new decorations / murals would serve as a great ...

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  • Traveling with children continued …

    June 12, 2015

    You don’t want to overwhelm your child. So when on a plane, give them one toy to play with at a time. When they are bored with that toy, put it away and introduce another. For planes, videos including their favorite movie and one they haven’t seen yet, are helpful. Interactive ...

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  • Traveling with children:

    June 11, 2015

    I just got back from a vacation with my adult children and remember well, traveling with them when they were younger. With electronics, life is so much easier when traveling. But I must say that many parents overuse electronics with their children. A perfect travel aid is one that is a ...

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  • Prescription Renewal

    April 25, 2013

    We’ve made it easy to request a prescription renewal! Just fill out our Prescription Renewal form with the patient’s name, date of birth, name of medication, the strength and daily dose, pharmacy name and number, as well as the parent name and contact number.  Click here to begin.

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  • Wednesday is National Walking Day

    March 30, 2013

    National Walking Day is April 3rd. Individuals, organizations and companies across the country are lacing up their sneakers, taking 30 minutes to walk and make a commitment to live heart-healthy lives. Dr. Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul discusses this and more. Watch the video To join National Walking Day, check out American Heart Association’s Toolkit for Community Organization ...

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  • Wink-TV Segments

    March 7, 2013

    Check out these WINK-TV Segments covering a variety of important topics! Maternal Diet During Pregnancy Pediatrician Is Looking For the Biggest Winner Dr Mackoul’s Listen to Your Heart Campaign Food Allergies on the Rise in Kids The Biggest Winner Challenge Check-In Better Living Now – Toilet Training Toddlers

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  • Some Interesting Current News Articles

    February 24, 2013

    Here’s a couple of articles I found interesting. I think you will too! TV Content Affects Children’s Behavior Over Time Both the quantity and the content of television viewing by children may affect social behaviors long term, with effects that may last into adulthood, the results of two studies have shown. Read More… ACIP Backs Routine PCV13 Vaccine ...

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  • WINK TV Segments

    February 19, 2013

    Food Allergies on the Rise in Kids LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Food allergies among our kids are on the rise. An estimated four to six percent of U.S. children under the age of 18 are now allergic to at least one form of food. Read More… The Biggest Winner Challenge Check In Fort Myers, FL.- A local pediatrician ...

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  • National Heart Awareness Month

    February 7, 2013

    http://www.winknews.com/News-This-Morning/2013-02-07/Dr-Mackoul-Listen-to-Your-Heart-campaign

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  • Biggest Winner Challenge!

    February 2, 2013

    This is a fitness program open to all.  Linda is our trainer and she will get us all into shape! http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2013-01-29/Pediatrician-is-looking-for-the-biggest-winner

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  • New Office Policy!

    January 27, 2013 Respect

    Parents, Please talk with your children about cell phones.  Specifically, the following:  in doctors’ offices, cell phones should be off or silenced.  Telephone calls can wait.  Text messages can wait.  When someone is talking with you, do not look at your phone; do not text someone; do not refuse to turn off your phones; do not ...

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  • Renew Fitness and Nutrition!

    January 25, 2013

    Here’s a great resource for my patients and their families, exclusively for members of affiliated medical practices, colleges/universities or companies.  I just signed up today!  To join, please email me your full name, email address, telephone number, best time and date for an intake interview.  Join me in a great step for your health! Renew Fitness ...

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  • How are those New Year’s Resolutions going? Here’s help:

    January 25, 2013

    January is coming to an end.  If you’re having trouble keeping your health goals, Dr. Annette St. Pierre-Mackoul discusses ways to get yourself back on track. http://www.winknews.com/News-This-Morning/2013-01-24/Keeping-up-with-new-years-resolutions

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